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muggle

See also: Muggle

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Origin unknown. First known to come into usage in New Orleans in the mid-1920s.

NounEdit

muggle (plural muggles)

  1. (in singular or plural, dated) A marijuana cigarette; a joint.
    • 1933, "Hot Ambassador", Time Magazine, 12 June, 1933
      Windy, muggle-smoking Louis Armstrong has never had patience or skill to build an orchestra of his own.
    • 1938, Mansfield News Journal (Newspaper), July 1, 1938, Mansfield, Ohio
      But even then "muggle" smoking does not affect along a given Pattern. […]. Case after Case in which criminals have admitted Smoking "muggles" indicates […].
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 51:
      "Ever smoke any muggles?" he asked me. "Man, this is some golden-leaf I brought up from New Orleans, it'll make you feel good, take a puff."
  2. (slang) hot chocolate

Etymology 2Edit

From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) by J. K. Rowling, from the Harry Potter franchise.

NounEdit

muggle (plural muggles)

  1. A person who has no magical abilities.
    1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
    ‘A Muggle,’ said Hagrid. ‘It’s what we call non-magic folk like them. An’ it’s your bad luck you grew up in a family o’ the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on.’
    • 2005, Christine Wicker, Not In Kansas Anymore: A Curious Tale of How Magic Is Transforming America, page 194
      The magical and the muggle are separated by a river, wide and deep. I could see across, but I couldn't get across, […].
    • 2007, Lesley Oldfield, "Family break a Eureka moment", Newcastle Sunday Sun (UK), Nov. 11, 2007
      As it was nearing Halloween, we were able to join a potions class where we could change liquids into myriad colours with the addition of substances like dragon spit (muggle’s lemon juice).
    • 2007, Gary Thompson, "Dylan divided by six", Philadelphia Daily News, PA, Nov. 21, 2007
      There's another guy playing Dylan as a formal poet facing some kind of muggle inquisition, but this is the movie's briefest and least consequential thread.
  2. (skilled or specialized groups) A person who lacks a skill or is not a member of the group.

VerbEdit

muggle (third-person singular simple present muggles, present participle muggling, simple past and past participle muggled)

  1. (transitive) (in geocaching) To remove, deface or destroy a geocache.

Etymology 3Edit

unknown

VerbEdit

muggle (third-person singular simple present muggles, present participle muggling, simple past and past participle muggled)

  1. (obsolete) To be restless.